Meet our expert team

The Nukon team consists of highly technical experts who are here to help with your project 24/7.
Together they have combined experience of more than 80 years.

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Alec Konynenburg

Executive General Manager - Nukon

Alec leads the talented Nukon team who take a data-driven approach to operational technology transformation. Alec and his team enable their clients by providing a complete whole-of-business view, from operations right through to IT, the shop floor, engineering and beyond.

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Ilya Ferrari

Technical Team Lead

Ilya is a highly qualified Software Engineer with over 16 years of experience across multiple sectors. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies and frameworks with which he has implemented manufacturing execution systems (MES), business applications, commercial websites, web services (including REST APIs), databases, reporting systems, process historians and a variety of software tools and utilities.

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Andrew May

Principal Consultant

Andrew has more than 14 years’ experience in systems engineering, project management, consulting, MI/MES design, control system design and commissioning within the utilities, process, mining, oil and gas, automotive, defence, food and beverage, critical infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Andrew specialises in business optimisation, helping businesses understand and implement their strategic vision using technology, delivering innovative projects for customers.

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Damian Jolly

Principal Consultant

With more than 21 years of experience in the Operation Technology space in key domain areas, Damian brings strategic and operational insights to help understand and solve some of your most complex business system challenges.

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Gareth Williams

Principal Consultant

Gareth leads the Food and Beverage consulting team, delivering solutions in quality management, traceability, manufacturing execution systems (MES), operational efficiency and supply chain planning solutions. He is passionate about connecting the worlds of IT and OT and delivering great outcomes for customers.

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Ben Caldwell

Principal Consultant

Ben is a passionate machine learning practitioner with more than 16 years of experience delivering automation and process control solutions to clients in the water and mining sectors. He is an advocate for cloud technologies and is an AWS certified solutions architect and machine learning specialist. Ben combines practical industry experience, strong continuing professional development, and a focus on understanding clients problems to deliver innovative solutions that provide real value. Outside of work Ben is a keen sailor and can be found racing boats on the Swan River most weekends.

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Richard Cuthbert

Principal

Richard recently joined the Nukon team and brings more than 25 years’ Operational Technology experience from the manufacturing sector. Richard's creative nature results in solution designs that help customers to drive growth, reduce complexity and provide operational excellence.

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Kim Fiddaman

Senior Consultant

Kim uses the latest technology to help businesses and people become better at what they do. He designs, develops, deploys, integrates and connects software systems and ensures businesses can use this to their advantage. Kim is interested in everything Industry 4.0 related, including IIoT, predictive analytics and cloud services, as well as data collection and analysis, web technologies and system on a chip devices.

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Matt Pyke

Senior Consultant

Matt is a detail-oriented leader, project manager, and consultant with experience on both the operational and technical sides of automotive and food and beverage supply chains. Matt is skilled in efficiently identifying and translating business requirements into detailed and deliverable project schedules and budgets, with the ability to effectively tailor his approach from shop floor to executive teams.

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Emerson Cabisidan

Consultant

Emerson has more than 25 years of substantial experience in Project Management, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) processes, E2E business processes, CAPEX / OPEX Management, Business and Compliance assessment, Quality Management Systems, and Engineering Management; particularly in the areas of Instrumentation and Process Control, Automation, and Maintenance & Improvement.

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Sarah Wang

Consultant

Sarah has experience across the Supply Chain in a range of industries, including food and beverage, E-commerce, and pharmaceutical. She conducts business analysis and assists clients in utilizing industry standard tools and supply chain best practices and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and member of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) / American Society for Inventory Control (APICS).

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Brian Dalwood

Senior Analyst

Brian has close to 40 years in the industrial workforce, starting as an electrical apprentice through to a control systems support engineer in the mining industry (20 years). With experience working in many industry sectors and with PLC, SCADA, MES, SQL DBMS', historians and now data analytics, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the table as part of the senior technical team.

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Tushar Bhandari

Senior Analyst

Tushar has 8+ years’ of experience in MES domain. He has worked on Rockwell FTPC, Java frameworks, Vaadin framework and Thingworx. At Nukon Tushar is focussed on the MES domain.

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Rishi Oommen

Senior Analyst

Rishi is a software engineer with over 12 years of experience in various domains like Banking, CRM, EHS etc. mostly working on enterprise B2B cloud applications. He has also worked on some social gaming development as well.

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Danny Smith

Business Development Manager

A professional Business Development Manager, Danny has proven experience in leading and developing strategic positioning of the business for growth and maintaining key client relationships. Danny works across a range of market sectors including: Smart Cities, Rail, Utilities, Renewables, Infrastructure and Manufacturing.

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Francois Botha

Senior Analyst

Francois is an experienced full-stack software developer who finds a kick in unlocking opportunities by providing innovative software solutions to pressing business issues. Leveraging experience as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm, and over 16 years in complex software projects, he has a track record of implementing innovative, value-adding technical solutions, including custom-built ERP, inventory management, online ordering and management information systems.